REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF ARTS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Professor and Head of the Department
W. Barker

The degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy are offered in English Language and Literature.

Candidates for the M.A. in English may complete the program as either part-time or full-time students. Candidates for the Ph.D. in English must be in attendance as full-time students for at least three semesters of the program.

MASTER OF ARTS

1. Upon admission, each candidate will be assigned at least one Supervisor.

2. A candidate who does not hold an Honours degree (or its equivalent: 60 credit hours in English with an average of grade B or higher) shall be required to complete such undergraduate courses as the Department may deem necessary. These shall be in addition to the required graduate courses.

3. Candidates who have not completed English 4900 (Bibliography I) or an equivalent course or courses will be required to complete English 5900 (Bibliography and Research Methods). The course will not count as one of the required courses in any graduate program. The course will be graded as Pass/Fail. As in other graduate courses a grade of 65B or above is considered a Pass.

4. Full-time candidates may reasonably expect to complete their Master of Arts degree in one or two years. Candidates are strongly encouraged to satisfy degree requirements no later than three years after admission.

PROGRAM OF STUDY

(I) Thesis Option

1. Candidates completing the M.A. with thesis will complete a minimum of 15 credit hours in graduate courses, which will normally include English 7003 and a thesis.

A thesis proposal, deemed acceptable by the Supervisor(s), including a statement of topic, working title, plan of research, and preliminary bibliography, shall be submitted by the candidate to the Departmental Graduate Studies Committee for its approval by the end of the student’s third semester.

The Departmental Graduate Studies Committee shall return the thesis proposal to the candidate no later than one month after receiving it.

(II) Non-Thesis Option

Candidates completing the M.A. without thesis will complete a minimum of 24 credit hours in graduate courses, which will normally include English 7003.

COURSES

In accordance with Senate’s Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Head of the Department.

A selection of the following graduate courses will be offered to meet the requirements of candidates, as far as the resources of the Department will allow.

NOTES: 1) Since it is impossible to list in detail the many topics that may from time to time be offered, the titles below refer only to the major periods and general subject areas in which specific courses may be available. The content and approach in specific courses will vary according to the research interests of students and faculty involved in the course. Students should consult the Department's annual Graduate Student Guide (or the Graduate Co-ordinator) for detailed descriptions of specific course offerings. Normally, no fewer than ten graduate courses are offered in any given academic year.

2) English 5900 cannot be counted as one of the required graduate courses in any program.

3) All students will normally take English 7003 - Trends in Contemporary Literary Theory, usually in their first semester.


TABLE OF CREDIT RESTRICTIONS FOR PRESENT ENGLISH COURSES WITH FORMER ENGLISH COURSES
CREDIT MAY BE OBTAINED FOR ONLY ONE COURSE FROM EACH OF THE PAIRS LISTED IN THIS TABLE

Present Course Former Course Present Course Former Course
7004 7031 7055 6073
7055 7030 7056 6073
7032 6000 7057 6080
7033 6001/6002 7058 6081
7034 6010 7059 6082
7035 6011 7060 6083
7036 6012 7061 6090
7037 602A/B 7062 6091
7038 6021 7063 6092
7039 6022 7064 6093
7040 6023/6024 7065 7010
7041 6025 7066 7014
7042 6030 7067 7014
7043 6031 7068 7014
7044 6032/6033/6040 7069 7012
7045 6040 7070 7015
7046 6041 7071 7017
7047 6042 7072 7017
7048 6043/6050/6051 7073 7016
7049 6052 7074 7016
7050 6053 7075 7016
7051 6060 7078 6070
7052 6061/6062/6063


5900. Bibliography and Research Methods
6403. Etymology (same as Linguistics 6403)
6420. English Dialectology I
6421. English Dialectology II
7003. Trends in Contemporary Critical Theory
7004. English Phonology and Morphology
7005. The Syntactic Structure of English
7031. English Phonology & Morphgy
7032. Studies in Old English I
7033. Studies in Old English II
7034. Studies in Middle English I
7035. Studies in Middle English II
7036. Studies in Middle English III
7037. Studies in 16th-Century Literature I
7039. Studies in 16th-Century Literature III
7040. Studies in 16th-Century Literature IV
7041. Studies in 17th-Century British Literature I
7042. Studies in 17th-Century British Literature II
7043. Studies in 17th-Century British Literature III
7044. Studies in 17th-Century British Literature IV
7045. Studies in 18th-Century British Literature I
7047. Studies in 18th-Century British Literature III
7048. Studies in 18th-Century British Literature IV
7049. Studies in 19th-Century British Literature I
7050. Studies in 19th-Century British Literature II
7051. Studies in 19th-Century British Literature III
7052. Studies in 19th-Century British Literature IV
7053. Studies in 20th-Century British Literature I
7054. Studies in 20th-Century British Literature II
7055. Studies in 20th-Century British Literature III
7056. Studies in 20th-Century British Literature IV
7057. Studies in Pre-19th Century American Literature
7058. Studies in 19th Century American Literature I
7059. Studies in 19th-Century American Literature II
7060. Studies in 19th-Century American Literature III
7061. Studies in 20th-Century American Literature I
7063. Studies in 20th-Century American Literature III
7064. Studies in 20th-Century American Literature IV
7065. Studies in Pre-19th Century Canadian Literature
7066. Studies in 19th-Century Canadian Literature I
7067. Studies in 19th-Century Canadian Literature II
7068. Studies in 19th-Century Canadian Literature III
7069. Studies in 20th-Century Canadian Literature I
7070. Studies in 20th-Century Canadian Literature II
7071. Studies in 20th-Century Canadian Literature III
7072. Studies in 20th-Century Canadian Literature IV
7073. Studies in Newfoundland Literature I
7074. Studies in Newfoundland Literature II
7075. Studies in Newfoundland Literature III
7076. Studies in Anglo-Irish Literature I
7077. Studies in Anglo-Irish Literature II
7078. Studies in Modern Drama
7079. Studies in Post-Colonial Literature I
7081. Studies in Post-Colonial Literature III
7082. Studies in Critical Theory I
7083. Studies in Critical Theory II
7084. Studies in Critical Theory III
7085. Special Readings in English I
7086. Special Readings in English II
7087. Special Readings in English III
7020-25. Special Topics in English


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